A new bill to overhaul the bottle deposit system has reached the senate. SB372 will place accountability on retailers who sell beverage containers. With the passing of the bill, retailers must accept bottles back and redeem the deposits on them. Consumer Watchdog backs this bill in its new report “Trashed,” which explains how the new bill will pave the way for consumers to get deposits as easily as they buy drinks.
SB372, a bill that would transform California's Bottle Deposit System, reached the Senate on January 15th, 2020. Liza Tucker of Consumer Watchdog explains that California's current recycling model is on the verge of collapse in a new report, "Trashed" and how SB372 pulls from the cornerstones of the most successful bottle deposit systems in the US and abroad.
January 15th, 2020, SB372 reached the senate. The bill will make the beverage industry responsible for recycling and redeeming consumer deposits on their containers. Consumer Watchdog's new report, "Trashed" ranks California's bottle deposit system as the worst in the country.
Consumer Watchdog highlights the failures of California's Bottle Deposit System in its new report "Trashed," which explains how the beverage container recycling program is beset with problems, among them that Californians, and not the beverage industry, foot the majority of the bill for the program.
Los Angeles, CA — Consumer Watchdog reported today that a major overhaul of the state’s once-vaunted bottle deposit system is needed to make drink makers responsible for refunding deposits or consumers will continue to lose a greater share of the roughly $1.5 billion a year they pay in nickel and dime deposits. Redemption centers that redeem bottle and can deposits are closing in the face of economic hardship.